managing director
Hearst Live

Victoria Archbold was appointed Director of Events and Sponsorship at Hearst Live in June 2015. She oversees the events division of Hearst Magazines UK and is responsible for creating 360 multi-platform campaigns for trade and consumer events and developing commercial partnerships and sponsorship activity that drives revenue and customer retention. Victoria has increased attendance figures and revenue by 100%.

Victoria has managed an array of diverse events for brands including Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Country Living and Esquire These include Women of the Year Awards for Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Red, Cosmopolitan’s  #Fash Fest, Red Smart Women Week, Bazaar at Work, Country Living Shows and OnTrend at Westfield Shopping Centre.  More recently Hearst Live also acquired BeFit and SalonQP from Telegraph Media Group. 

Previously, Victoria was Head of Events and Sponsorship for Cosmopolitan, Company, Prima, Red and Zest at Hearst Magazines UK and before that Group Events and Sponsorship Manager at The National Magazine Company, which is now owned by Hearst. Before joining the magazine industry as an events expert, Victoria was Event Marketing Manager at Cardiff County Council where amongst other things she managed the integration of Wembly events into the city.

Judging panel

Alistair Bryan

UK chief operating officer
Momentum Worldwide

Kate BM

Business Development Manager Sales Events
The London Reign Showclub

Sarah-Jane Benham

Managing Director
Kru Live

Hayley Lawrence

managing director
Brand and Deliver

Victoria Archbold

managing director
Hearst Live

Fran Derry

board director

michelle linaker

head of national events
Pride of Britain

Sarah Baumann


Chris Wareham

Managing Director
MASH Staffing

Jiri Bures

Executive Creative Director
Imagination Ltd

Chris Whittle


Daisy Andrew

European events manager
Seedlip Drinks

Scott Cullather


Emma Lax

strategy director
Cake, Havas

David Herbuck


Jim Campling

president, UK marketing partnerships
Live Nation

Jason Megson

vice president, managing director
George P. Johnson

Damian Charles

group managing director
The Current Collective

Rachel Bateman

head of experiential

Nathan Homan

Creative Director
Rouge Events

Taj Sur

business director
Savvy Marketing